The Power Of Scent: How Your Car Smells Affects Your Holiday Spirit

Did you spend a lot of time in your vehicle this holiday season? Was your holiday spirit not quite what you expected it to be? Maybe it had something to do with the smell of your vehicle. Scent is a powerful thing, and it can bring your mood down or up, depending on what you smell. If you want to improve your holiday spirit, try doing these things to your vehicle next holiday season.

Clean out the Car and Detail It

​To start, get rid of bad odors by cleaning out the car and detailing it. A lot of times, old food odors, wet and moldy smells, and other unpleasant odors can dampen your mood because you associate your time in the car with less than pleasant things. Even if you only make this association on a subconscious level, it can still affect your mood. So, before you add pleasant smells to the vehicle, clean out everything else and detail the vehicle thoroughly. Just having a lot of the stink out of your vehicle can improve your mood.

Buy and Use Holiday Car Air Fresheners

​Air fresheners associated with smells of the season, such as from My Air Freshener Inc., can make you smile, recall good, fuzzy, and warm memories, and make long holiday trips in your vehicle much more pleasant. Right now, post-holiday, a lot of these holiday-related air fresheners will be on clearance racks in the stores. You could stock up for next year, or just use them now, if you like. Scents like pine tree, gingerbread, sugar cookies, peppermint candy canes, and Christmas spiced drinks are very popular. If you wanted to, your vehicle could smell like Christmas inside all year long. Choose from the cardboard variety to swing from your rear view mirror, or the clip-on kind that snap onto the air vents in your dash.

Keeping the Car Clean and Fresh

​As you continue to keep your car clean and fresh-smelling, you may find that you have a change in attitude. If you have ever heard of aromatherapy, you will now realize that it is a real thing, and that it really does have an impact on your sense of calm. During the hectic holiday season, that sense of calm is at a premium, and it is really important to enjoying the holiday season. Be sure to swap out your air fresheners every two weeks when the scent dissipates, and always pick a scent that makes you feel peaceful and/or happy.